(AP ) A helicopter lifts the Dream Chaser test spacecraft into the air for a captive carry test at Nasa's Dryden Flight Research Centre in California.
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AUGUST 23, 2013Sarah Griffiths, Daily Mail
A 'captive-carry test' was successfully completed yesterday in California in preparation for the new spacecraft's first unaided flight scheduled for this autumn.
The new spacecraft is planned to travel into space atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to carry Nasa astronauts to the International Space Station and back to Earth in the future.
The captive-carry test was run by Nasa partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Louisville, Colorado.Read more: Daily Mail